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New 4-Day Intensive Course in Product Management at UW: Sept 16-19, 2015

This immersive, four-day learning experience gives students an overview of the tech product life cycle. The course will focus on defining your target customer; identifying the problem your product will solve; assessing competitive positioning; determining the minimum viable product; and evaluating the business impact of your product. A group case study threaded throughout the four days lets students immediately apply what they’re learning. The course includes…


Added by Malia Morrison on May 28, 2015 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Made in Seattle Week Beginning June 1, 2015

Good neighbors make good products.  Celebrating local products – from tech and design to music, food, and beer. 

About This Event

Made in Seattle Week, a week to celebrate great things being made in our city. We are bringing together people from all backgrounds and industries to foster collaboration through education.

General Assembly partnered with Seattle Met to bring you a whole week's worth of knowledge through a series of panels, discussions, presentations,…


Added by Michael A Parker on May 27, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Product Manager position availble

I have one product manager position available at Watchguard. I am looking for a junior-to-mid level PM. Ideally one with some mobile experience. Check out the career site for details:

Watchguard has made great changes recently making this a great time to join the team. Come take ownership of a…


Added by Stuart Lisk on April 7, 2015 at 8:16am — No Comments

Full-time Permanent Director of Product Marketing and Product Marketing Manager needed

If you are hands-on SaaS software product-marketing executive that loves the entrepreneurial, startup vibe, are the type that thrives on empowerment, wearing multiple hats and just getting things done then, we are looking for you. You will lead the formation of a new marketing team and will be backed by a global market leader in hospitality solutions. The products you market will be used by enterprises as well as end-users like yourself visiting restaurants, hotels and entertainment…


Added by Dena Barnum on April 1, 2015 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Oh Survey Link, a holiday jingle for you from your friends at Pragmatic Marketing

Oh survey link, Oh survey link

How nice it is when you click & complete theeee…


Added by Sarah Mitchell on December 18, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

John – The Product Manager

My recent experience at one of the sessions of the PMC invoked in me the urgency of briefing on the topic of Product Management.

My protagonist for the blog is: John.

John creates the designs of a product never existing, he manages the needs voiced out by a customer and probes in it by thinking what their minds really intend doing, he then translates these insights and perceptions into a meaningful document and explains the imaginary but feasible product to technicians…


Added by Sonal on November 21, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Product Camp 2014 Recap

Thank you Seattle for an awesome Product Camp '14. I've shared some thoughts at my recap here.

Added by Padmanand Warrier on November 20, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Product Manager Position Opening in Victoria, BC.

Product Manager Needed 

What do you need for this position:

-  3 years+ experience in a consumer software organization

 - Manage of the overall product lifecycle, timeline, meet market objective

This is a full time position in Victoria, BC. Salary doesn't…


Added by Trista Lin on November 9, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What makes ProductCamp unique?

Something I posted over at the ProductCamp Seattle 2014 website:

ProductCamp Seattle 2014 is almost here. It’s October 25!

If you haven’t been to a ProductCamp, you’re in for a treat. Borrowing from a post Dave Manningsmith (@manningsmith ) wrote a few years back :

What’s an unconference? Well, take everything that sucks about a…


Added by Paul Hahn on October 14, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

July Event - Everything You Forgot About Agile

Perhaps the title of this event should have been "Everything You Should Forget About Agile". 

On Thursday July 17th we hosted a panel of top Seattle agilistas including Teri Brooks, Adam Yuret, Joseph Flahiff, Raghu Challapilla and Jim Benson. We had a lively discussion going between our panelists and with the audience. 

Our panelists all have a love of principles of agile including having flexibility in prioritizing your work, the ability for teams to be self…


Added by Gwen Bender on July 29, 2014 at 11:21am — No Comments

June Event - Building Personas

The lateness of this blog post is not a reflection on the content of our May event but a testament to how crazy busy summers in Seattle can get. Because Karen Semyan's content was awesome!

Karen presented on the process that MOZ went through to create and adopt their client personas. I had seen her talk and the creation piece at ProductCamp 2013 and it was a nice follow up to see how MOZ has rolled out and adopted the personas across the company. 

Karen and her…


Added by Gwen Bender on June 30, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

April Event - UX Kung Fu!

Follow the Platinum Rule

We all know the Golden Rule of treating other the way we want to be treated. But Alix Han says that when it comes to User Experience (UX) design you must follow the Platinum Rule and treat users the way they want to be treated.


Alix started the evening introducing a holistic definition of UX that encompasses the, “total experience of an end user’s interactions with a company, its…


Added by Gwen Bender on April 22, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

March Event - Market and Opportunity Analysis Workshop

This last weekend, the PMC hosted an exclusive workshop on Market and Opportunity Analysis, led by Linda Merrick from Pivotal Product Management.  A total of 20 people came out on a bright and sunny Saturday and were able to benefit from Linda’s incredible…


Added by Rose Becerra on March 25, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

February Event - Do Product Managers Belong at Startups?

The short answer: Not initially.

An interesting panel discussion last evening on the role of a product manager in a startup with Steve ShaperoChun-Kai WangBruce HenryShalendra Chhabra,…


Added by Garrett Kocher on February 21, 2014 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Do you know your core values?

Do you know which core values are most important to you?

Here's a simple & effective tool that Dave shared in the recent PMC event that will help you identify your core values and stack rank them.

You can download the Excel spreadsheet and instructions on how to use it here: …


Added by Anuj Rajbhandari on January 30, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

January Event - Three P's to Start the New Year

Our January event was a great start to the New Year. Dave presented the three P's for a fresh start in 2014:

  1. Perspective
  2. Prune
  3. Prime

The session was packed with tools, techniques and insights to step back and re-gain our perspectives in what matters most in personal, professional, product and process areas. With our new perspectives, we can find things to prune and…


Added by Anuj Rajbhandari on January 27, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

ProductCamp Seattle 2013 Recap

ProductCamp Seattle 2013was last month. . There were 178 attendees,24 presentations, and one very fun after party. Some of my personal highlights included learning how to Kumbaya difficult relationships at work, discovering the zen of customer interviews, and networking with really amazing people.

We had a survey that went out to participants – it was very illuminating to see the results and learn how others saw the event.

Interesting Fact #1: Word of Mouth and Person to…


Added by Rose Becerra on November 29, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

ProductCamp from Around the World to You

ProductCamp Seattle 2013 is just around the corner. I’m really looking forward to learning from all of the smart people we’ll have in attendance as our ideas and collaboration lead to a great deal of professional and personal growth.

Whenever I have something big to look forward to, I tend to look back.

Did you know that there are ProductCamps held all over the world? We are not alone.

As recently as this last weekend in…


Added by Rose Becerra on October 15, 2013 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Collaboration Leads to Improved Outcomes

In a blog post Take Chage Managemen.comt , it refers that just associated with a product or product line is more than being assigned to the project. They mentioned the importance of staying in sync with your product team. The importance of understanding the process being used to develop and support your product.This understanding starts by gaining…


Added by Rena Cummings on October 6, 2013 at 8:14pm — No Comments

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